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Hacking the bacterial social network

Whenever we use our smartphones to check social media, we face loads of bacteria on the devices—even more than on toilet seats, according to a University of Arizona study. Those bacteria may have their own form of social ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria survive

In the second of two high-profile articles published in recent weeks, Saint Louis University scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., in collaboration with the laboratories of 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry Ada Yonath at the Weizmann ...

dateOct 10, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Fishing for new antibiotics

Two potent antibacterials found in fish do their dirty work in unexpected ways, report UConn chemists and colleagues in a paper accepted by the FEBS Journal. The research could point the way to entirely new classes of antibiotics.

dateOct 10, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in space

Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic in the near-weightlessness of the International Space Station (ISS) responded with some clever shape shifting that likely helped them survive, findings with implications for ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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